Scarf mystery uncovered as Mackay origins are revealed

editorial image

THE mystery surrounding the Common-Riding head scarf found by Colin Anderson has been solved.

Mr Anderson had found the scarf while cleaning his wife’s auntie’s house and it has been put up for raffle to raise funds for the Escape Youth Cafe.

However, a call from Linda Thompson this week established where they originally came from.

Linda, who is the granddaughter of William Gibson Mackay and daughter of Neil Mackay, said: “My grandpa opened the big shop in Croft Road in the 1920s and it was in the late 50s, early 60s that he commissioned a young man to draw and design scarves.”

The scarves were sold in the shop for a number of years for 2/6.

Linda added: “They were really well made and came in various colours.”

Tickets for the raffle, £1 a strip are available from Dobbie and Michie.